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... A crew ' , who , under names of old renown , Osiris , Isis , Orus , and their train ,
With monstrous shapes and sorceries abused Fanatic Egypt , and her priests to
seck 480 Their wandering Gods disguised in brutish forms Rather than human .
Thus with the year 40 Seasons return : but not to me returns Day , or the sweet
approach of even or morn , Or sigut of vernal bloom , or summer ' s rore , Or flocks
, or herds , or human face divine ; Blit cloud instead , and everduring dark ...
... 460 Translated Saints , or middle Spirits hold Betwixt the angelical and human
kind . Hither of ill join ' d sons and daughters born First from the ancient world
those giants camo With many a vain exploit , though then renown d 46 The
Beneath him with new wonder now he views , 205 To all delight of human sense
exposed , In narrow room , Nature ' s whole wealth , yea mcro , A Heaven on
Earth : For blissful Paradise Of God the garden was , by him in the east Of Eden ...
... And I will bring thee where no shadow stays 478 Thy coming , and thy soft
embraces , he Whose image thou art ; him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine , to
him shalt bear Multitudes like thyself , and thence be callid Mother of human race
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen